The scope and operation of the Air Force is hard to visualize in a classroom. Because of this, opportunities are available for you to see the "real" Air Force close-up. There are trips to Air Force bases allowing students to talk with officers in a variety of career fields. These visits will help you appreciate what a great future lies ahead of you. Travel may be offered on Air Force aircraft. While on an Air Force base, you may stay in base visitors quarters and eat in base dining facilities.
Your trip may be across town or across the country. Detachment 810 students have visited Tyndall and MacDill Air Force Bases in Florida, Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, Randolph and Lackland Air Force Bases in Texas, Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas, and Peterson and Schriever Air Force Bases in Colorado. On these visits, cadets toured the base and received mission briefings. They also inspected aircraft and technical equipment. Visits to bases provide cadets with experiences they can apply to aerospace studies upon returning to their campus.
A select number of cadets are chosen for the summer professional development program. Programs range from spending two weeks on an Air Force base to soaring gliders at the U.S. Air Force Academy. It's a great opportunity to see Air Force operations up close, and observe officers doing the same work you'll be doing.
For more information about the Professional Development Program, stop in to visit us or call us at (254) 710-3513.